Amplifier acquires Silent Games
Amplifier Game Invest, a subsidiary of Embracer Group, fully acquires Silent Games, a UK based studio founded by Sally Blake and Joseph Rogers, experienced developers and award-winning mentors within the British game development scene. The acquisition marks the first investment by Amplifier Game Invest in the British Isles, one of the strongest hubs for Game Development in the world.
“Silent Games embodies the kind of company we love to support. Highly creative game developers with a strong production background, fueled by passion and engagement, while remaining firmly connected with the local game development community allows us to commit fully to this venture”, says Per-Arne Lundberg, CEO of Amplifier Game Invest.
Silent Games, founded in 2018, is seated in Newcastle upon Tyne, one of northern England’s foremost hubs for games and creative industries. With strong ties to the game educations at Teesside University, and a deep connection to the British Game Development community, Sally and Joseph will be growing Silent Games into a 30 person strong studio over the coming years.
The team will be building a series of games in a Universe of their own making, ideally suited for a long-lasting franchise. Through innovation in game design and co-operative multiplayer technologies, the games will allow players to unearth deep secrets of an ancient civilization while unraveling the strong narrative of the present.
“We’re incredibly excited for the opportunity to work with Amplifier and the Embracer group building our brand new IP for PC and Console from the ground up. Our long term partnership will allow for significant growth in Silent Games, and enable us to create a studio that is focused on securing and developing talent in the region for many years to come”. – Sally Blake, CEO, Silent Games
Silent Games becomes a fully owned subsidiary of Amplifier Game Invest AB, joining the ranks of 13 other game development companies already part of the Amplifier family. Amplifier Game Invest is one of the six operating groups within Embracer Group.